Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Bicycle Races


When my sisters and I were little we'd get on our banana seat bikes and race down the bumpy concrete sidewalk. We'd claim victory if none of us fell. Seemed like it was a motor sports speedway back then, but in reality, it was just a short block and a half. 

The challenge over at Jay Gee's Nook has a really great retro image composition which reminded me of this bike set and the great times (although my bike was a glittery purple). I grabbed a few colors from the composition and created a really clean and simple card...my favorite.



I took a short break there, I was off visiting these wonderful little things...


Can't wait for Friday, the first CAS-ual Fridays Challenge goes live!


And, some more good news! TiffanyDoodles has some really great sales and a new release coming up!



36 comments:

~amy~ said...

glittery purple bike..woot woot! Sounds fun:) Love your fun retro card...

Chari said...

oooh gittery purple sounds nice, but I like this fun red one too! Red after all is a most excellent color! :)

Isha said...

Lovely card...got the same stamp yesterday...cant wait to ink it after seeing the inspirational card.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous use of the bicycle! How did you know that one of my favorite things to photograph were baby feet? Love, love...

Christina said...

Love this clean and simple design! The rounded corner and wrapped floss are just the perfect finishing touches!

Jen W. said...

Ahhh memories and CAS perfection - the perfect combo!
Love that photo of the little tootsies!

~Tammy~ said...

Aren't those memories wonderful! Great card for the challenge! Mine is complete, but I can't post till Thursday...darn! :-) Ohhhh, I just want to grab those little piggies! You had to be in bliss!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

I remember racing down the hill with my sisters and brother and falling head first off the bike.

Cute card ~ thanks for the fun but painful reminder.

Virginia L. said...

Love your CAS, Karen (you know that already!!)!! Absolutely delightful!

Dana said...

Ahhh the joys of childhood bike riding. Such a great simple card.

Lisa Petrella said...

I had a banana seat bicycle too!!! Ahhh....the memories!! LOVE your CAS bicycle card and its retro style too!!! And AWESOME photo of those cutie patootie piggy toes!!! HA!

Lindsay said...

LOVE! My bike was attached to me when I was a kid. This card is such a great representation of childhood simplicity!

Jenny said...

Hi Karen, fab card. I love the bike image is it a stamp? The shaded elipse is a great way to ground the image is that a stamp too?
Can't wait for CAS-ual fridays to start either :)
Jenny x

Alice Wertz said...

awww... i adore this and the cute story behind it! fabulous CAS card! i giggled when you said you had a glittery purple one. =)

Jay Gee said...

LOL, I also remember racing my friends and sisters on our bikes! Gorgeous CAS card, lovely colouring. Thank you for joining us again at Jay Gee's :)

lynn said...

you bring back great memories, karen! love your bike card, and awesome baby pic!

Michele Gross said...

Banana seat bikes were the best!! My bike was purple too! And my seat was white with funky bright flowers :D I loved that bike! Super fun card and such a great inspiration behind it :)

Lynn said...

Oh....I am so glad you got to see your nephew...I hope you got tons of cuddle time with him! Love your card too!

Kryssi said...

super LIKE! the oval stamp is a great addition too.

Jocelyn said...

Hey I missed you! I'm glad you got to see your nephew (is that right?). This card is to-die-for!! I remember the banana bikes, too--this card is such a fun way to remember them!!

yyam said...

Just perfect. I love your CAS style.

Kelly said...

ahhh the bikes we had growing up.. mine was lavender! Cute card!

Carly said...

Clean, simple and FABULOUS!!! Love it!

BabyBokChoy said...

What a brilliant bicycle!! Have a great time visiting the little one :)

alexandra s.m. said...

WoW!! Stunning Bike ;-)
TFS Karen!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love this!!

jen said...

I love your bike here, but I think you should do a glittery purple one too! :D
Hope you had a wonderful time with those sweet feat....
Looking forward to tomorrow, Girl Friday!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful bike piece and thanks so much for the well-wishes:) Is stamping fun or WHAT!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I used to ride my bike down a steep hill that gave me butterflies in my stomach but I did it anyway. My last ride down that hill ended in many nasty scrapes because I crashed. My mother was having a home party of some kind and I ran in the house wailing like I'd lost a limb. I was such a dramatic child. LOL I never found the nerve to attempt the hill again. We moved out of that neighborhood when I was in Jr. High and I went back as an adult to see the hill and it was much smaller than I remembered.

Wonderful card, Karen!

Brandi said...

Cute! I use to have a rainbow bright banana seat bicycle with a rainbow painted on it. I told the hubby recently that I wanted to buy a bicycle for myself. I just love the feel of the wind whiping through my hair. I guess it is the same feeling a dog feels when he sticks his head out the car window. LOL!

artfuldelight said...

LOVE this card, love the CAS look. :-)

Trinh said...

Aww, I love your CAS cards! I wasn't very good on a bike, even as an adult. My DH and I rented bikes a few years back to see if we wanted to buy some. After I fell twice on the trail, my DH decided it wasn't such a good idea for me. I had to agree. :) Thanks so much for your sweet comment on the Moxie Fab post & my blog; it means so much to me!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love a great bike card and this most certainly is. Is that shadow from A Muse?

Julie E said...

Oooo, mine was yellow :>)
Such a clean and fun card!

Ange Kelly said...

I love this image of the bike. I too had a bike like this and thought it was very cool back then Hahaha! Thanks for playing along with us this month ... cheers Ange

Valerie said...

Love the feet - so, so adorable! ...and the card too :)